Headlines for Friday, August 3, 2001

  • It's Quality Over Quantity in Hirsch Handicap

    The quantity is low but the quality is high for Sunday's grade II, $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on Del Mar's main track.

  • City Zip, right, winning the Amsterdam.

    City Zip Takes Amsterdam

    City Zip kept his winning streak at Saratoga alive Friday when he held on to win the $125,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) by a narrow margin over Speightstown.

  • Lanni Joins Del Mar Board

    Gaming executive and Thoroughbred owner J. Terrence Lanni ais joining the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's Board of Directors. Lanni, 58, is chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Mirage, an entertainment, hotel and gaming company headquartered in Las Vegas.

  • Excercise rider Larry Dumars, left, holds Point Given while groom Roberto Luna gives the colt a bath following a gallop Friday morning.

    Point Given Draws Outside Post in Haskell

    For his fourth consecutive race, Point Given drew the outside post position. He'll break from the sixth post in Sunday's $1.5 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).

  • Keeneland Not Immune From Simulcast Decline

    Simulcast handle at most Kentucky racetracks has fallen or remained static in each of the past several years. An exception has been Keeneland, which experienced nine consecutive years of growth through 2000, when the amount wagered on simulcasts topped a record $104 million.

  • Lawsuit Filed Over So. Florida Claim

    Sylvia Heft filed a lawsuit accusing Gulfstream Park of negligence involving a horse she claimed for $50,000 last year. It was determined that Brass Badge did not have on file a Coggins certificate verifying a negative test for equine infectious anemia (EIA) within the prior twelve months, as required by state law.

  • Coolmore stallion Danehill.

    Danehill Tops Australian Sire Lists

    Coolmore shuttle stallion Danehill, who is gearing up for another Southern Hemisphere breeding season in Australia, topped both the general and 2-year-olds list by Australian progeny earnings.